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Articles by Drew Williams (57)


Two new R.I. charter schools to open this fall

December 5, 2014 1 comment

Those involved in the state’s education policy continue to examine how the increase in nontraditional schools meshes with larger education plans.

Arts & Culture

Gennaro takes final bow at Trinity Repertory

November 21, 2014 0 comments

Michael Gennaro will step down from his position as executive director of Trinity Repertory Company after seven years of running daily business.

In harkening back to the glory days of the diner, Wayland Square Cafe Diner has managed to carve its own path and remain relevant to modern customers through classic dishes and friendly service.

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Classic American diner offers glimpse of another era

November 21, 2014 0 comments

The American diner, once the mecca of hip social circles, is making a comeback — albeit one riddled with identity crises.

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At the table with Brandt Heckert

November 14, 2014 0 comments

The word “Pastiche” belies a mix — a hodgepodge of sorts — and makes an appropriate appellation for the Federal Hill bakery.

Students venture off College Hill, onto campaign trail


Students venture off College Hill, onto campaign trail

November 5, 2014 0 comments

Get to the “turf,” whether through a walk to Wickenden, an Uber downtown or a trek to Bristol. Find the first target and walk up the drive. Knock.

Keston McMillan ’17 plays Rick, whose status as a debtor consigns him to work as an employee for the satirical company, “Macrosoft,” in Dominic Taylor’s MFA’95 sinister, futuristic world.

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‘Hype Hero’ sketches corporatist caricature

October 31, 2014 0 comments

“Hype Hero” brings over-the-top satire to the stage, eliciting laughs at the outrageous until a sense of reality simply elicits outrage.

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This time around, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ fights the loneliness

October 7, 2014 0 comments

The comfortable silence draping the couple is interrupted by the end of the meal. The woman takes off her heels.

From left to right, Maggie Reyes, Mayra Martinez, Analia Alcolea, Jose Ramirez, Tamara Diaz, Reza Clifton and Tony Aguilar celebrate Latin American culture through film at the Providence Latin American Film Festival.

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Film festival showcases Latin American films

October 3, 2014 0 comments

The Providence Latin America Film Festival leads with its film selection that confronts such permeating topics as religion, gender and cultural disparity.

Flowers attract hummingbirds to the  Hummingbird Palace, an evolving nature-oriented installation created by local artist Esther Solondz.

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Hummingbird Palace brings natural beauty to Lippitt Park

September 23, 2014 0 comments

Esther Solondz’s recently installed sculpture is a place for those looking to celebrate the beautifully fickle distinction between the natural and man-made.

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One-man show charts narrative of social change

September 19, 2014 0 comments

After spending decades as a psychotherapist, Steve Cadwell now has a second job that is admittedly a “bridge to retirement,” he said.

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